Wireless teaching and learning

CWPS S3 staff are now enjoying a wifi teaching environment. Staff are mirroring their ipads through Apple TV to the smartboard. We had to purchase HDMI to VGA converters and HDMI leads to plug into the VGA only data projectors of the smartboards. We found that converters (boxes), not connectores (lead only) would take both audio and visual signals through to the smart boards. This proved to be another cost, but a necessary one.

We also have enjoyed using Splashtop as a desktop sharing tool. This allows staff to access full control of their PC and thus their resources byuilt up over the years, through the iPad.

Staff are remarking on the classroom transformed through their ability to lead learning (via the smartboard) but not be tied to the board – and free to move around the room, also engaging students by placing thecontrol of smartboard in the hands of the student through the iPad. The focus is not the student at the front but their thinking / work on the board.

P.Taylor

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3 Responses to Wireless teaching and learning

  1. Killara Public School March 15, 2013 at 3:31 am #

    I’m really interested to know more about how the Apple TV would function with the Smartboard. It’s a great idea and I’m interested to know how reliable it is.
    Kate

  2. Killara High School May 1, 2013 at 1:18 am #

    I’ve not personally tried linking the Apple TV with a SMARTboard, but I have used an Apple TV before. Basically you can project whatever you have on your iPad onto the display. As far as I am aware, there would be no feedback from the SMARTboard, so you would just be using it as a projector. Still a very valuable method for students to share their work with the rest of the class.

    • Epping North Public School May 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

      I’m trying “Reflector” which is a program you load onto pc to mirror the image of iPads onto IWB. You can use a free trial which allows you to project for 10 mins at a time and works well – you can project at least 2 iPads at the same time.

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